Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Tuesday Twittering

I used to visit and revisit it a dozen times a day, and stand in deep contemplation over my vegetable progeny with a love that nobody could share or conceive of who had never taken part in the process of creation. It was one of the most bewitching sights in the world to observe a hill of beans thrusting aside the soil, or a rose of early peas just peeping forth sufficiently to trace a line of delicate green. ~Nathaniel Hawthorne, Mosses from and Old Manse

First off, to answer a question from yesterday:

Dru, it'll be easy to add the 200 words I need -- probably more, actually. The first thing I'll do is go through and check all the places I used "it" and be more clear about what "it" I'm talking about. I already did it for the first 25 pages, and added 100 words. If you consider I have nearly 250 pages, I don't think adding the words will be a problem. Unless I find I have entire scenes that aren't necessary. Heaven forbid!


I got my second round of edits back for "Kitchen Matches". These will prove more difficult, which I expected. The first round always tends to be the overt grammar problems, etc. Once those pesky annoyances are out of the way, the editor can hunker down and pay attention to places I've said two different things about the same person or address continuity issues. "Kitchen Matches" has its share of those problems because I did massive overhauls to the story three times, and it's easy to miss things.

I need to have them back to her by the end of the week, so will be busy working! We're aiming for an August release date. Yay!


Didn't do much outside yesterday (aside from let the dog drag me around on my bike -- I swear she's like a horse. I'm going to hook her up to a cart one of these days!). It was windy (!!) and cold (about 55 degrees).

Um, hello? Mid-May, here. **sigh**

I did buy my tomatoes and peppers. Then I realized I hadn't started my squash seeds yet. AND, my cucumbers don't appear to be germinating, which is really bad because it's a variety I can't find at the nurseries.


You Are a Salty Person

When it comes to snacks, you're more likely to grab a bag of chips over a bag of cookies.

There's a good chance you're male (men prefer salty snacks)...

Or at least, you feel very comfortable in male dominated environments.

Your taste tends to be complex, sophisticated, and adult.

You tend to crave your favorite restaurant meal... or mom's cooking.

Now, see... I disagree with this. Of course, it really does depend on, um, what "time" of the month it is. I always like to help my bloat along by eating LOTS of salty snacks just prior to that "time". :-)


Dru said...

Thanks for explaining how you increase your word count.

Good luck with the editing of Kitchen Matches.

I hear you on the weather, what happened to the month of May. It's cold down here.

You Are a Sweet Person

When it comes to snacks, you're more likely to grab some candy than heat up a pizza.

There's a good chance you're female (women prefer sweet snacks)...

Or at least, you prefer to be in the company of women.

Your tastes are simple and predictable. You are young at heart.

You tend to crave food you can just grab and eat.

I do like food that is already-made.

I hope you have a good Tuesday.

Diane Craver said...

Wonderful news that you're aiming for an August release for "Kitchen Matches".

I got the same result as Dru - I'm a sweet person. I like the part that I'm young at heart. :)

Amy said...

Good luck adding words. I always find that adding is tougher than cutting, because it's always so easy to see places where I've been verbose and need to tighten (um, like right there, for instance).

Sorry the cukes aren't coming up. I hate when that happens. Do you think it's the wonky weather (we've had a 40 degree drop in 4 days, with rain)?

I'm a salty person. Thank goodness they didn't ask about language, because I would have been a Salty Sailor.

Brandy said...

Sounds like you will have NO trouble adding in the words you need. Good luck with the edits for Kitchen Matches.
Aw, poor cucmber seeds. Can you try again?

I received salty on the quiz, which is hiarious. But, then again the questions weren't good for me. I don't eat potato chips OR peanuts and I don't like peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and abhor bologna. Ewwww. *G*

I hope you have an enjoyable day and that it warms up for you!

Dena said...

I hope your revisions flow Marianne. That's too bad about your cucumbers.

I'm a sweet person

Melissa said...

I'm a sweet person. Not surprised by that one bit!

Good luck with your edits and adding words!

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

I hope the edit goes well. BTW... I'll have some rhubarb suggestions on my blog for What's Cooking Wednesday tomorrow.

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

This looks like a good rhubarb recipe:


Allie Boniface said...

I'm surprised you have your edits back so soon - I'm supposed to have a July release for One Night in Memphis, and I haven't gotten my first round yet! (Maybe that means it's perfect LOL). And my editor does content issues first round and grammar issues second round. Interesting, right?